Woodstock Funeral Home

8855 Main Street, Woodstock, GA


Marilyn Emylee Godwin

July 16, 1932October 30, 2019

Marilyn Emylee Godwin, age 87, of Roswell, Georgia and formerly of Birmingham, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

Marilyn was a beloved mother and grandmother who worked in various positions for the City of Birmingham for 35 years. After retiring, she was able to pursue her passion of traveling the world, visiting Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Russia. The fascinating stories of her travels kept everyone who heard them entertained. Family was important to her and she enjoyed spending time celebrating the major events in their lives.

Marilyn Emylee Godwin is preceded in death by her father, Ermon Theodore Beason, Sr; mother, Emylee Ruth Summerhill Beason; husband, Thomas Gelette Godwin; and brother, Ermon Theodore Beason, Jr.

Her memory will be cherished by her daughter, Candace Reese Breeden and her husband, Keith Burleson Breeden, of Woodstock, Georgia; grandchildren, Kelly Breeden Hightower and her husband, Jonathan Hightower, of Canton, Georgia; and Andrew Burleson Breeden and his wife, Anna Taylor Breeden, of Smyrna, Georgia.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Marilyn’s favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children Hospital.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, November 5, 2019


Marilyn Emylee Godwin

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